Updated: 03/25/2014 4:43 PM KSTP.com
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Vance Worley pitches in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Photo: Photo: AP/Gerald Herbert
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired right-hander Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins for cash.
The Pirates announced the trade Tuesday.
Worley was acquired in a trade that sent outfielder Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies before last season and he was the starter on opening day for the Twins. But he went 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA in 10 starts for the Twins and spent most of last season at Triple-A-Rochester.
He came to spring training a long shot to make the Twins' revamped rotation, but posted a 13.50 ERA in 10 2-3 innings before being placed on waivers last week. Worley cleared waivers and was outrighted to Rochester on Friday.
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